Earth Alchemy Factory

— To explore the world of natural materials by learning and making as a community.

Atelier NL’s Earth Alchemy Factory invites the public to explore the world of natural materials by learning and making. We are bringing design, education, and production together into one fluid system that is rooted in the methodology we have developed over the past decade. Through workshops, lectures, archives, and material libraries the public has the chance to learn how raw materials are transformed into everyday objects that showcase the richness of the earth.

With an active community of students from the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) and the local public connected to our studio, we are in a position to provide a space for learning that supports participation all the way through to production. Our workshops immerse visitors in our methodology, allowing them learn step-by-step. Through hands-on instruction, visitors learn about glass made from sand, paint made from soil, and ceramics made from clay.

In this time of rapid technological change, it is rare to witness the processes that provide the products and materials we depend on. In our production, we focus on quality of process and the unique characteristics of materials. At Atelier NL, we believe that understanding natural material transformation encourages a more sustainable cultural evolution.

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Atelier NL’s World Glass Map: A Visual Story of Sand as a Dwindling Resource Exhibitions and events during Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven) and at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam)

Bergmannstraat 76

5615 KG Eindhoven

The Netherlands

040- 787 63 91